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Oct 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW sets up online 'suggestion box'
LARAMIE -- People have a new way to make suggestions on how to run the University of Wyoming.
UW President Bob ... [more]

Wolf quotas nearly filled, well before season's end

Oct 30, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Hunters already are closing in on killing their annual limit of wolves in northwest Wyoming and more than two months remain in this year's state hunting ... [more]

Legislation would give one-time funding for Riverton justice center

Oct 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Counties would have to put up matching funds to cover 50 percent of the project from their own coffers or other non-state sources under the bill to be ... [more]

Man accused in courthouse threat moved to Carbon County

Oct 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Hudson man accused of making online threats to law enforcement and government officials last week is being moved to Carbon County to face charges.
Steven ... [more]

High court won't review Blackburn case

Oct 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has denied a request to examine the case of the last defendant in the Hudson homicides. If the high court had decided on Oct. 22 to ... [more]

Court says Lyman duo defrauded Medicaid, must repay

Oct 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge Monday ordered a Lyman couple who pleaded guilty to defrauding the Wyoming Medicaid system to pay just over $35,000 in ... [more]

Digest

Oct 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Forest HQ to stay in Jackson
JACKSON -- The Bridger-Teton National Forest will keep its administrative offices in downtown Jackson.
The Forest Service ... [more]

Tier 1 plans taking shape at UW

Oct 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- During the next seven years, The University of Wyoming plans to ramp up scholarship, faculty positions, fellowship funds and facilities with the goal ... [more]

Threats made to courthouse; arrest, but no charges yet

Oct 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  A K-9 unit was called to search for explosives Friday at the Fremont County Courthouse in Lander in response to violent threats alleged to have been made by a ... [more]

Speaker calls attention to alcoholism, abuse

Oct 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Women Restored, a local group educating women on sexual assault through a federal grant, welcomed Robin Poor Bear at the Wind River Hotel and Casino in a ... [more]

Group pushing BLM to restrict drilling on sage grouse habitat

Oct 29, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The initial focus is in the Douglas area, but land in Fremont County likely would be affected if the federal agency imposed the restrictions.

The ... [more]

Early fall storms brings astounding snowpack totals

Oct 29, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Wind River drainage at 359 percent

Early fall snowstorms have had a dramatic effect on snowpack conditions in Fremont County.
There was a major ... [more]

Today

Oct 29, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
DICKINSON

John Dickinson, 51, of Riverton, died Saturday, Oct. 26, at Help for Health Hospice. Per his request, cremation has taken place. A ... [more]

Riverview Road upgrade under way

Oct 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The $2.8 million project will reconstruct and straighten the road and add an improved canal crossing and safer intersection at the bottom of Hill Street. ... [more]

College to produce one of Shakespeare's lesser-known plays

Oct 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Central Wyoming College cast will take audiences to Elizabethan England while staging one of William Shakespeare's lesser-known comedies "The Merry Wives of ... [more]

Death of county girl helps drive new bill calling for bus cameras

Oct 27, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The 2011 death of a Fremont County child is providing impetus for creating a state law permitting the installation of camera on all public school buses in the ... [more]

Education foundation accepting applications for grants, scholarships

Oct 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation is in search again for grant, award and scholarship recipients in Fremont County.
Susan Thomas is now the backbone to a ... [more]

Reining champ: Ingalls rising fast in horse competition

Oct 27, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wind River freshman Danyka Ingalls rode a lot of miles since April in her mom and dad's pickup with her talented horse named Rocky towed behind in the horse ... [more]

Spring internship opportunities available for Enzi's office

Oct 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., office in the spring. The ... [more]

Services rendered to pets on rez despite government shutdown

Oct 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Spay/Neuter Wyoming Program recently altered more than 150 pets during its free clinic at the Eastern Shoshone Boys and Girls club location in Fort ... [more]

The way it was: Champion band -- 1977

Oct 27, 2013 - Staff:  Before the introduction of the Wyoming State Marching Band Festival, the unofficial "state tournament" for high school marching bands in the state was ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two killed in rollover crash
LOVELL -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says two men from Lovell are dead in a rollover crash that happened early Friday ... [more]

Hearing in Shoshoni homicide hinges on phone call

Oct 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A recording of 911 call clearly was crucial to the prosecutors' case in a Shoshoni man's trial for murder, as it was the only concrete evidence connecting the ... [more]

Tourism provided nearly $140M to county in FY13, visitors council says

Oct 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tourism in 2012 brought $139.6 million and 1,630 jobs to Fremont County, the Wind River Visitors Council estimates.
The council plans to give $169,000 to ... [more]

Today

Oct 25, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "College drew 181,000 for more than 4,400 events in fiscal year" should have said the Central ... [more]

Detective hurt while responding to situation

Oct 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Riverton Police Department detective was injured while responding to a domestic situation Saturday afternoon in Riverton.
At 1:42 p.m. Saturday, Riverton ... [more]

Digest

Oct 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Woman sentenced for shaking baby
LARAMIE -- A Wyoming woman who pleaded guilty to shaking a 15-month-old boy she was babysitting has been sentenced to ... [more]

Roadkill numbers big annually in Teton area

Oct 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Motorists strike and kill an average of 114 mule deer, 36 elk and 15 moose each year on Teton County roads, according to numbers compiled by the ... [more]

New UW boss orders outside review of two sports teams

Oct 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming president Bob Sternberg has hired an outside consultant to evaluate the football and men's basketball programs, a process that ... [more]

Fairfield Fire site being seeded

Oct 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The fire consumed more than 1,300 acres last summer in the Sinks Canyon area.

A helicopter scattered grass seed Wednesday on 300 acres of the ... [more]